The most popular bathroom styles for 2022
We probably spend more time than we like to admit in our bathrooms. They are, after all, one of the few places we can go to truly escape and switch off from the world where nobody will bother us. So it stands to reason we’d want to invest a decent amount of our home interior resources into our bathrooms. But
What does it mean to be gas safe?
When looking to create a comfortable environment within your home, as we all want to do, being gas safe should be close to the top of that list. Gas Safe engineers exist to provide high-quality maintenance to your home, but what can you do personally to ensure that everything is as safe as possible? Being Gas Aware Before venturing into
Different types of household boiler explained
Now more than ever, with so many of us spending more time at home, our boilers have been getting a lot of use. We might be heading into summer right now, but the nights are still chilly and the increasingly inconsistent weather means many of us will be firing up the central heating over the coming months. But during this
5 Reasons why you have no hot water
Having no hot water can be a real pain. No steaming showers, no refreshing baths, and not being able to do the washing properly. Here are some common causes for a lack of hot water and a few steps you may be able to take to fix them. 1. Check The Boiler Or Water Heater Although this is bound to
Keeping up appearances – Negotiating the new landlord legislation
It’s not been a particularly easy time to be a landlord. Not only have there been countless extensions to the eviction ban as a result of COVID, which have left thousands of landlords out of pocket or laboured with bad tenants they can’t legally get rid of, but new legislation continues to be dropped seemingly every other month that they
Staying local – The benefits of using local contractors
The phrases “locally grown” and “family-owned” are often the kind you’d see draped across a banner at a pop-up food fair, but it’s not just the hospitality sector that needs a little bit of local love in the days of COVID. Whether you’re looking for a heating engineer to service your boiler, a plumber to change the taps in your
Is your boiler contributing to the carbon crisis?
In 2020, we’ve all become more aware of the impact our emissions are having on the world at large. Not only are we being made more aware of it in the media but we’re starting to see the impact of our wanton misuse of the planet’s natural resources every day in the increasingly unpredictable weather. Some have even suggested that
Repairing or replacing an electrical outlet – Should you get the electrician in?
Most jobs are potentially DIY as long as you know what you’re doing but there are a few notable exceptions which often include anything involving either gas or electricity. You see, making a mistake when putting up a set of shelves can mean you’re left with a substandard set of shelves and you might end up breaking a few plates.
Are extractor fans worthwhile?
When it comes to home comforts, extractor fans are one of the things we rarely focus on. Many of us have them installed in our homes and don’t even consider them. But if they weren’t there you would really notice the difference. At a basic level, they exist to extract air from your home and expel it outside and while
The best way to insulate your home cheaply in freezing weather
The winter is starting to set in quite earnestly now and with more of us spending more time at home this year than ever before (particularly if you’re unfortunate enough to find yourself in tier 3) it’s probably about time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the big chill. The primary thing to consider here is
The pros and cons of installing an LPG Boiler
There are millions of rural homes in the UK not currently connected to a mains gas network and that means they need to rely on alternative energy sources to keep their homes warm. There are various options to consider, with oil boilers being a popular choice, but the option closest to a gas boiler is LPG (liquid petroleum gas) boiler.
Preparing your home for a lockdown Christmas
Unless you’ve been living under a very convenient rock this year you’ll have concluded that Christmas this year isn’t going to be a typical Christmas. Depending on the vulnerability of family members and the tier we find ourselves in, Christmas 2020 is going to be a much more subtle and restrained affair. No extravagant parties, no Christmas Eve curry nights
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What our customers say
Cambridge Discount Electrical have always done a first rate job for us and I’d thoroughly recommend them. When we bought our first house in 2013 they installed gas central heating and rewired it. Then when we moved house in 2019 they installed gas central heating, rewired and installed a new bathroom. They did a great job, were very professional, efficient and were a pleasure to work with. Thank you!
I’m writing to say how much we have valued you and your team’s professionalism over many years.
Your last job for us, at our daughters flat, which was a completed re-wire, went very smoothly and we particularly appreciated the continuity of operative (Glen) and conscientious work scheduling. It can get unbelievably frustrating when a contractor sends different staff, intermittently, who each scratch their heads wondering what/where their predecessor was up to.
We’re almost done building and renovating now, but you still keep a watchful eye on the lets which we would also like to thank you for.
I have used Cambridge Discount Electrical several times over a period of years for everything from fitting ceiling and outdoor lights to installing a new central heating boiler and have always been impressed with the quality of the work. The company is reliable, has a great team and very high standards of workmanship.
CD refurbished our shabby home from top to bottom: 3 showers, 3 loos, bath, electrics, the lot with unfailing courtesy and skill and at reasonable cost.
Cambridge Discount Electrical provide us with an excellent service and have done for several years. We use them for all of our electrical needs and wouldn’t look to use anyone else now. They are very reliable and accommodating, quick to get the job done, thorough and give excellent feedback. We find their pricing competitive and their team very friendly. We would highly recommend them!
Excellent, honest work ethics, very fair, conscientious and skilled staff, competitive pricing. Explains everything clearly and concisely. Gets the job done, regular progress reports. Recommend highly